The first time I saw someone drinking from a water spout in Rome’s Campo de’ Fiori, I assumed that they must indeed be Italian, as a tourist wouldn’t be drinking water from a fountain in a foreign country. Little did I know at the time that there’s wonderful water, tasty and very safe to drink, all over the country.
It wasn’t until some years later when we were staying in the lovely borgo of Sant’Andrea di Compito nestled beside the hills surrounding Lucca, that we actually got into the act and began drinking from the fountains. The owner of the home we stayed in had told us of the great water flowing down from the hills near the town. We quickly discovered the spouts alongside the road when we spied the locals filling plastic bottles and loading them into their cars.
We too decided to get into the act and filled our own bottles. What fun to search the countryside for these decorative spigots!
There’s even a fountain right in the centro of Lucca not far from the apartment we’ll be staying in for the Panini Girl Cooks in Lucca tour. Come along and see for yourself!